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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,158 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 905
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 was a mix of Cascade and Centennial hops
2012 was Simcoe hops only
2011 was Citra hops only

2,400 lbs of hops picked freshly in oregon and shipped to Minnesota immediately. We brewed this beer three days later. This is a hop forward beer, dry with subdued malt flavors.
STYLE: West Coast India Pale Ale
MALT: 2-Row, Crystal Crystal
WET HOPS: Citra, Simcoe
BITTERING HOPS: Columbus
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 17º Plato
ABV: 7.5% v/v
COLOR: 6 ºSRM
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009)
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10/11. Can't get much more fresh than that!

Crystal clear gold color with a thick off-white colored head of fluffy goodness. Fair amount of lacing.

Huge grassy hop aroma with some citrus and green apple notes. The citrus is quite lemony.

Quite green and grassy tasting. Getting plenty of lemon. More of a piney bite comes in on the back end. Clean malt adds some light sweetness and balance.

About medium bodied and smooth. A touch sticky, but not much.

As fresh as it gets and drinks superbly. A perfect example of a wet/fresh hop IPA. This really does go down easily and I could have a couple two three easily. Goes great with this balmy fall weather we're having here!

Serving type: can

10-12-2010 21:16:09 | More by jera1350
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dpnelson1978

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. pour into glass pint.
45°F

$6.00 / ea. @ 3 Squares Restaurant in Maple Grove, MN.

A: Bright golden body topped with a small tight head of light retention that left behind light sticky lacing, and a thin wispy cover.

S: Apricot citrus hop aroma dominated with light grainy malt in the distant background. Reminded me a bit of Abrassive.

T: Again apricot citrus is at the forefront, but the malt bill has more presence. Grainy throughout and very little bitter aftertaste. Simple flavor profile, but pleasing and effective.

M: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean on the palate. Very little of the resinous character I was expecting.

D: Excellent drinkability, even if you are not an IPA fan. The hop character is centered on aroma and upfront flavor, and the aftertaste is very subdued. Additionally, the clean finish and light body make a perfect canvas for the citrus flavors to shine.

O: Really solid brew. I would love something like this during the summer, but I'll have to settle for the Dog Days.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2010 01:13:18 | More by dpnelson1978
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First can review! (even if it is only #38 overall)

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very light gold with moderate stark white head. Surprised how light the beer is.

Smell: Strong, fresh, sweetish, pink grapefruit with some orange, mango and pine.

Taste: Somewhat tart grapefruit assault, with layers of just barely sweet orange, mango and pine. Malts - not sure there are any. Ends very bitter.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, hop oily body, very dry finish.

Drinkability: Freshness personified. Great Wet Hop IPA that is, as expected, all about hops and bitterness. Simply, a bitter, tart grapefruit onslaught.

2013 Update: My initial review was for the 2010 release, which was a mix of Citra and Simcoe hops. 2011 was all Citra and 2012 was all Simcoe, but these were relatively similar beers, just accentuated more of this than that. However, 2013, with the Cascade and Centennial hops is vastly different. It is more citrusy and simple than tart and tropical, and definitely less aromatic. It is still really fresh tasting and maybe a little more drinkable, but not quite as good. Maybe more like a 4 than the 4.2 I gave the other vintages. I hope they do something more distinct next year, such as Amarillo or Mosaic.

Serving type: can

10-11-2010 23:26:48 | More by bsp77
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darklordlager

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at Darkness Day 2009 (finally putting in notes)

A: Golden ruby with practically no head, probably due to the 12 oz plastic cup it was served in...

S: Resiny, bright, grapefruity hops. Orange with a peachy-ness as well.

T: Bitter smack in the face. Intense, bitter grapefruit rind and some citrus orange. Lingering bitterness...This is the stuf hopheads dreams are made of...

M: Medium. The oiliness of the hops seems to make it a bit heavier.

D: Intensely hoppy--no more than one of these me-thinks, unless ones tastebuds start to numb... (delicious though)

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2010 07:30:09 | More by darklordlager
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge back in November 2009. Reviewed from notes.

Poured a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma had plenty of pine and floral hops with some other fruitiness and that fresh hop smell thrown in. Little to no malt detected behind that, just as a harvest ale should be. Taste is similar with the pine hops and resin becoming dominant. Mouthfeel is a bit too dry from the wet hops, not quite the proportion (don't want to say balance!) I prefer in these beers, which slightly detracted from the taste. The problem for me was a lack of bitterness compared with dryness; this had nothing to do with malt. Drinkability was very nice, but not excellent given the clash between the taste and the mouthfeel, which was simply too dry when compared with the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2010 15:56:47 | More by Thorpe429
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MPLS

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found some notes I had put in my cell phone, won't be able to get too descriptive as it's not in front of me.

Had this one on tap at it's initial release and was served in pints for like $3, consequently since then I could only find it in 12 oz servings for nearly $6? Hmmm...pays to go to releases I guess.

A: A nice looking AIPA with orange accents. The head was very condensed off white madness. Good lacing.

S: Wow, this was my first impression as to how fresh these hops were. This beer is suited for the hopheads, a big pungent citrus aroma holds it's ground.

T: Again, full hop speed ahead. Big flavor that is herbal and citrus. Though completely bitter throughout.

M: I had no idea what the ABV was at the time but it's big enough, creamy and oily.

D: This was a treat to have throughout the summer, now that I see the ABV is 7% that might explain some of the extra inebriation. Hopheads need apply.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2010 02:22:47 | More by MPLS
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber brown with little or no head or active carbonation to speak of.

S: Mild smelling, surprisingly. Solid hops (i.e. no malt) but more like they're in the room, not specifically in the glass.

T: Out of the park. A great hop tea. Fresher than fresh. No malt, all hops. A hop heads delight.

M: Biting, but with a clean finish

D: I could have one or two, but no more, it's just too hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 16:38:18 | More by mdwalsh
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zeff80

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear, bubbly burgundy color with a small, off-white, head of thick foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled very grassy and piney. Some bubblegum aromas with a malty backbone.

T - It tasted of sharp piney hops with a citrus kick - mostly grapefruit. It had a great burnt toast maltiness to even out the powerful hops.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer that is surprisingly easy to drink.

D - This is a great IPA. I was thrilled to find it on tap at the Pranca.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2009 21:51:52 | More by zeff80
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden red with a off white smooth bubbly head.

The smell is of fresh hops, mainly citrus and grapefruit with a slight malt aroma present.

Taste is like heaven. Hops and more hops. Fresh hops make this beer taste amazing. If you ever wanted to know what fresh wet hops taste like in a brew try this beer. Tons of hops with a perfect amount of malt backbone, awesome.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and pleasant. Awesome.

Very drinkable, probably the best balance of pure hoppiness and drinkability I have ever encountered.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 05:04:46 | More by pmccallum86
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Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jake Melnick's, Chicago, Illinois.

Nice looking beer after a great Surly Furious. It was served in a goblet and was cloudy with dark amber colour.

Smelled like Furious.

The flavour was Surly and not much more. Perhaps a slight but more malt, but it was quite similar. Kind of sour and citrusy, but this one had a biscuity flavour as well.

This was a bitter as hell beer. Almost uncomfortably so. It was just so sour and bitter. Definitely high on the IBU scale but almost in the way that eating a raw lemon is.

I barely drank one goblet. It was nice with the so-called "spicy" wings, but I craved more malt and balance in this beast.

Overall: I would rate this as pretty damn good for an IPA but ridiculously unbalanced. Not bad, not great.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2009 02:24:15 | More by Hornet2003
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 16oz pint glass at Map Room 10/31/09.

A: Served a clear, rich gold color. 1/2 finger of creamy head sports just ok retention and just a little sticky lace.

S: Pungeant, fruity, stinky hops! Mild citrus and some toasty malt.

T: See above. Hop flavors run the gamut from pine, to citrus, to tropical.

M: Spicy, bitter, resinous hops stick to everything. Mouthfeel is slightly sharp but a touch of brown sugar sweetness takes the edge off.

D: Fantastic! Thank you Surly!

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2009 15:43:26 | More by GbVDave
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spointon

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Poured into a 13oz stemmed goblet.

A= This ale poured a very clear orange/copper color with a with a thin 1/4" white head. The head shrank to a skim in no time but left lots of sticky lace on my glass.

S= The aroma was dominated by piney hops, with some fruity notes buried deep. The malt was completely overwhelmed by the hops in this one.

T= As expected from the smell, this was a chewing-pine-needles bitter hop onslaught. Just a hint of caramel malt sweetness was detectable under the sheer volume of the hops. The finish was dry and, well, bitter.

MF= Medium body with modest carbonation. Felt very dry on my tongue.

D= I think I could feel the skin cells being scraped from my cheeks by this beer! Such a hop bomb! A great one if you are in the mood for a hop explosion. The only other thought I had as I drank this was that it was VERY similar to Surlt Furious. I wonder if its the same recipe but just uses fresh "wet" hops instead???

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2009 08:08:19 | More by spointon
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After having this once or twice, had another pint of this gem at The Blue Nile tonight after dinner. Served by Al. Which I'm sure made it taste even better.

Pale IPA gold, but the nose is what let's you know you're in for something special: it's vicious. The hops smell doesn't come out of the glass, it's shot out of a plasma cannon up your nose. Frickin' beautiful.

Wet is a hop-bomb. No doubt about it. Anyone who detects any malt in this is a better BA that I. Blast of hops. Full stop. My friend with me who hadn't had it before made a beautiful face when he first tasted it but powered through. Unbalanced enough to need its own shrink. Any West Coasters who think they own the IPA - sorry, you haven't met Wet yet.

Frickin' awesome. This is a great beer. As long as this one is churned out in the fall, I'll be happy to belly up & have a pint or four.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2009 04:56:16 | More by maximum12
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AylwinForbes

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank in a 12 oz snifter at the Bavarian Lodge. Even the shrieks of a herd of drunken revelers did not detract from the immediate impact this beer made upon us. I have drunk a lot of very good beer over the past year or so; in fact I try only to drink very good beer; so it has to be something quite special that makes one really take note. The Wet is one such. Dulcie immediately proclaimed "top five." I tend to be more circumspect, but I will say I will savour the memory. Even several hours after leaving the Lodge, the hop imprint still lingered on my palate.

The beer is a lovely warm copper color in the glass with a healthy, quite dense head. Oodles of pine and earth emerge from the glass. Hop experts will be able to detect better than I the varieties. On the palate is where it is most striking; it is really dry and quite mineral, reminiscent of a really dry champagne oddly, withering bitterness unfolds upon the palate, with, and perhaps here is a fault, little balance provided by sweetness from the malt. I see some have scored it low in this regard and I can understand that. Personally, I found the style so full of character that I liked it. I can't imagine that it will have any aging qualities given the predominance of hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2009 16:37:03 | More by AylwinForbes
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Florida9

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge.

A: Served in a snifter with about a 1/2" of soapy, airy, sticky head that left some extensive lacing. Dark, clear copper color. Oddly, this beer looks much like a cask ale.

S: Woodsy hops, pine and citrus.

T: A light maltiness with a heavy bitter hop presence that becomes increasingly astringent with every sip. There really isn't much in the way of flavor. Just a woody bitterness.

M: Medium in body with low carbonation. Astringent, tight, and very dry.

D: This beer was a bit of a disappointment and not only because I was expecting another exceptional Surly IPA. I would have been disappointed no matter who the brewer. This remains a decent beer, but the flavor is a little flat and it seems to showcase bitterness at the expense of everything else.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2009 02:40:17 | More by Florida9
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An tap at The Bavarian Lodge - Lisle, IL

Poured a brilliant copper color with a sudsy off-white head that stuck around for awhile and left excellent lacing. Aromas are piny with a large dose of citrus. So far so good. Tastes are all hops. Bold, bold, pine with a huge astringency to boot. Some citrus remnants and slight malt character, but the piny hops own this ale. Finishes extremely dry with hints of aspirin, ash, and white pepper. Mouth-feel seems thinner than expected, but still acceptable. Overall, this didn't live up to expectations. Appearance and aroma were both great, but the balance wasn't there for me with this one. I was hoping for some sweetness and malt to come though, but it didn't.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2009 02:54:52 | More by barnzy78
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from the tap into a pint glass at the Darkness release party.

The beer is light copper orange with not much of a head, but the beer was poured to the top of the glass so that might explain that. The beer was pretty watery so I doubt it would have had much lacing anyway.

The aroma is strong with lots of hops, a little pine, and some bitter citrus.

The taste is very strong, almost a little strong of pine and bitterness. Its a good ipa, not great, I prefer the furious. Mouthfeel is nice, not terribly drinkable, couldn't have more than a couple.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2009 14:25:44 | More by jrallen34
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samie85

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap earlier tonight at Sheffield's(Chicago). Reviewed from notes.

A- Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a copper color with an off-white head.

S-Really aromatic citrus hops(orange, and tangerine) with the slightest hint of caramel malt.

T-Astringent, bitter citrus(grapefruit and orange) and pine-y with a bit of caramel malt. The malt really makes itself apparent, and the astringency goes away as this beer warms a little. This helps it develop some balance.

M- The carbonation really accentuates the hop bitterness and flavors. Light bodied.

D- This became very easy to drink after it warmed. I was having a bit of a hard time drinking this at first, but it really turned a corner as it got warmer. Very nice wet hop.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2009 06:00:40 | More by samie85
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Ngon Vietnamese in St. Paul and served in a tulip glass. The beer appeared orange-red with a tall white head that left lacing. The aroma is a little too strong to make out a lot of discernible hop character - it blend into a big blast of citrus punch. The flavor, however, puts this beer among the best wet hop ales I've ever had (2008 SN Harvest comes to mind). It begins with floral and apricot hops before sliding into rougher grapefruit and citrus rind notes. The citrus then dries out in the aftertaste to leave a bitter dried fruit and crushed pepper taste. Damn, that's a good IPA. Drink it if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2009 16:11:25 | More by tempest
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured In: Pint Glass
On Tap At: Cafe Twenty-Eight

Went here on Halloween night specifically to try the Wet. We stuck out as we were the only people dressed up, but I liked this place quite a bit.

Appearance: Pours a copper and amber color with a finger of oily looking head. Very little effervescence, and a small amount of lacing covered my glass.

Smell: A sucker punch in the nose of hops. Centennial and chinook hops, you say? Yep, the chinook is definitely there. A very earthy smelling beer with notes including pine, soil and flowers. I'm not getting a load of citrus hops from the centennial though. A subtle amount of grapefruit and orange is there, but I wish it was more.

Taste: The palate follows suite with the nose. The caramel malt provides a very nice backbone to this beer, and the hops play nicely with it. As the beer crosses the palate the sweet malt reveals itself, but the hops quickly come in to play. More earthy flavors spring into action. The tasting comes to a bitter end with light notes of citrus including grapefruit and orange.

Mouthfeel: Surly knows how to make a beer feel good. This medium bodied beer has a perfect amount of carbonation. I love drinking Surly offerings because they are always so damn easy to put down.

Drinkability: This is a well crafted beer, although Furious is a superior beer in my eyes. Perhaps if Wet is brewed again I can give it another go, but I think Furious has a much nicer hop portfolio than this one. Furious has a nice balance of earthy and citrus notes, while I thought this one was a bit one sided towards earthy.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 04:38:35 | More by Ek0nomik
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A crystal clear copper pint, brimming with a sticky crown of foam. The retention was good, and a swirl summoned a swarm of bubbles up to the surface.

Resiny green aroma, very herbal and vegetal hops. Grassy, piney, with a fair amount of citrus. Swirling brought out the pungent wet hop funk. Pretty much like smelling a fresh hop cone.

Flavor was intensely piney and bitter, dry and sappy. Some grapefruit pith was there, must be the Centennial. Yakima hops were also used, lending a dominant Pac-NW bitter pine flavor. A trace of malt was present, but this was a fresh hop vehicle first and foremost. Light bodied, but the strong bitterness prevents extended sessioning. A great wet-hopped brew that I was happy I had the chance to try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2009 18:03:54 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After erroneously being served Broodoo due to a tap handle mix-up I finally got a tulip of this stuff.

A - One finger of off-white foam with excellent retention that finally dissolves to a thick cap with lots of lace. Nice hazed glowing dark red-brown color.

S - Pine, grass, dankness, fresh hop oils, some light citrus and tropical notes. Well-balanced with caramel and multi-grain malt characters.

T - The taste is more malt-forward with smooth caramel and bready flavors. A good amount of Yakima hops that ooze pine and lemon. Tons of residual bitterness in the finish.

M - Lots of oily resins, medium-bodied, lower carbonation. Pretty much what I like from an IPA.

D - Well-hidden booze, easy drinking. The only thing that gets tiring is the high level of bitterness.

Nice change of pace, but I think I prefer fresh Furious.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 15:00:47 | More by MasterSki
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served on tap in a pint surly glass it had a beautiful light copper coler with fresh head and lacing the smell was fantastic it was hops fresh hops with pineapple and grapefruit,mango and more oily hops with a malt smell in the background the taste was exceptional it was so smooth creamy and silky and delightful to drink..this ipa was brewed to showcase fresh hops and brewer excellence and it does both extremely well this is a hop explosion with a perfectly balanced ipa between hops malt and water...had 1/2 dozen wet -hop ipa's in the last 2 weeks and this is is by far the best not even close.. ...im so glad i live here to experience this elite brewery and the products they put out

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 01:28:09 | More by gatornation
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beertooth

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sheffield's served in a shaker pint glass.

This beer is a cloudy burnt honey red color with a thin layer of bubbly head.

The nose is all hops, tons of catty notes.. Some grapefruit, pine, floral tea notes..

The first gulp is harsh pine, catty chinook and simcoe, maybe.. I'm picking up on some herbal tea as well. Not as easy drinking as Furious, but still tasty.

Mouthfeel is full with some nice bubble bite.

An interesting fresh hopped IPA and I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2009 23:51:09 | More by beertooth
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is not for virgin eyes nor is this beer for virgin hophead wannabes as Surly "Wet" is nothing but a straight up wet spot! Whoops, I mean, wet hop.

Bright burnt orange with a slight scarlet cast to its body. Nice medium sized rocky capping of yellowed firm foam that sits like a pro stripper earning an extra $20 for lengthy lap dancing. Lots of lacing in droppy sheets that could possibly be mistaken for the details of lingerie.

Alurring aroma makes you lick your lips with enticement and excitement as its damp and oily resinous quality perfurmes with freshness that peaks out perfectly from its layers of citrusy zip. Orange oily, lemon rindy, grapefruit skinned, and mango sinned; this stuff begs to be lapped up.

The taste is infatuating with a tongue teasing temptation of pleasingly bold, heavy hops that lay in deep earthy plant herbalness. Moderately resinous with a two part weedyness - as in the ones you pull from the garden and the ones you grow in you basement closet. Quite herbal and cannibus hinted with hugely deep darkness of whole hop goodness. The flavor spreads its wholesomeness wide and encapsulates the tongue as it has all you'd ever want or need from a hop, the whole plant; the vines, leafs, roots, you name it, its in there. Lots of backened citric action in the finish with piney bitterness and ground up pithy toned grapefruit fluff coat the tongue with a tender but firming herbal prick.

Moist and bold medium body with lots of zippy hop tang and oily pizazz on the palate that shoots a wrench load of hops to delightfully coat the tongue and pucker the cheeks. Keeps barely enough tepid balance within its tantric malt backing. Yet the tightness in bite and bitterness creates enough pleasure with an exceptable girth and length as not to be pre mature in its hop ejaculation.

"Wet" is a beer made to have hop sex with your mouth. An orgasmic deep quality of hops so invigoratingly fresh you'll need a post coital cigarette. Or at least a shower.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2009 00:15:00 | More by tavernjef
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.